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Dec 7, 2013 8:00pm PST
is going to grow by over 90 million people, and almost all that growth is going to be in cities. what's the healthiest and best way for them to grow so that they really become cauldrons of prosperity and cities of opportunity? what we have found is that if that family is moved into safe, clean affordable housing, places that have access to great school systems, access to jobs and multiple transportation modes then the neighborhood begins to thrive and then really really take off. the oxygen of community redevelopment is financing. and all this rebuilding that happened could not have happened without organizations like citi. citi has formed a partnership with our company so that we can take all the lessons from the revitalization of urban america to other cities. so we are now working in chicago and in washington, dc and newark. it's amazing how important safe, affordable housing is to the future of our society. where their electricity comes from. they flip the switch-- and the light comes on. it's our job to make sure that it does. using natural gas this power plant can produce enough
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Dec 5, 2013 3:30pm PST
walking back to the hotel, i went down a hill, and there were just some city parks. there were people, poor people sitting in parks, all black people, just tears of joy. you've seen so many tears, if you cover wars or tragedy, you see so many tears of tragedy. there were tears of joy and people with nothing were celebrating the most that day. it is the most powerful thing i have ever seen. >> you remember that day, i assume, mr. ambassador? >> that was one of the most poignant days, for us, the moment that suddenly we were now responsible for running this country. with the airplanes. >> the fly-over. >> came over, our first instinct was to duck for cover, but then we realized, and someone shouted, they are ours. and that was the moment when power settled into the hands of nelson mandela, but not in a way that was harsh, but he dealt with that power with the greatest of gentleness, that made the poorest people who had nothing, as you explained, john, with absolutely nothing, believe that even if they only had their dignity now, they had everything. >> that's the word. that's the word t
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Dec 8, 2013 2:00pm PST
with a one-two punch of ice and extremely bitter cold. this is the twin cities, minneapolis, st. paul where normally they eat winter storms for breakfast. 12 degrees right you in in minneapolis and with the windchill, zero degrees fahrenheit. forecasters there say this might be the coldest cold snap in ten years. >>> question, are you a casual football fan or are you a die hard football maniac? an impressive of blanket of snow didn't keep fans out of the stands or the players off the field in philadelphia. look at that. the philadelphia eagles won, by the way, 34-20 over detroit. both teams are winners when you think about what they played in. the highway patrol says eyes and bad visibility to blame in this pile-up in milwaukee countiy, wisconsin. 18 wheelers jack knifed and cars smashed into them. more than 40 vehicles wreck individual. police up and down the shore of lick michigan are advising people, guess what? stay home. >>> headed toward the east coast now, it is not wisconsin cold, but it is certainly nasty. 31 degrees and freezing. it is making for an interesting day at reagan natio
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Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
has ruled the city can go ahead with its bankruptcy. it's a decision that cog fundamentally reshape a major american city. >>> and right now, retailers are tallying up their cyber monday sales. it looks to be the biggest online shopping day in history. >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer in washington. we start with new developments in the deadly train crash in new york city. and an admission from the train's engineer. other news outlets have reported the engineer fell asleep but now in his own words, the engineer says he was awake but he was "in a daze." just ahead of the crash. recovered data recorders show the train hit the 30-mile-per-hour curve at almost three times that speed. it was going 82 miles per hour. the data also show the engineer slammed on the brakes too late to stop the crash. ntsb investigators say they now know what happened, but not why. four people died in the crash, 19 of the injured remain hospitalized. joining us now with more on the investigation our own nic robertson who has been watching what's going on from the beginning. is the engineer, i assume he is, still a
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Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
. >> reporter: but even if he never makes it to the plaza e. has friends like these city workers looking out for him. >> i tell guy, don't judge no one. you never know what a person went through. >> reporter: and then there's his infectious inner peace. all the money in silicon valley just can't buy. how do you manage to keep a positive attitude? >> faith, prayer. it works. try it. >> reporter: bill weir, cnn, new york. >>> all right. much more of the newsroom straight ahead. hello again. i'm fredricka whitfield. a cold snap is gripping the central parts of the country knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people. grounding flights and plunging many states into bone-chilling cold. how long will it last? we'll tell you next. >>> after six weeks locked up in north korea, an elderly u.s. war veteran is suddenly freed. we're going to take you to california live for the latest on his whereabouts. >>> and nelson mandela. you know him as an antiapartheid revolutionary, a prisoner, and as south africa's first black president. but what about an athlete? we'll take a look at his love of spor
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Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
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Dec 4, 2013 6:00am PST
conditions in some cities that aren't to used freezing rain, sleet and snow. shear a live look at santa lewis, expected to be hit by snow and ice tomorrow. dense fog there right now. dense fog here, too, in atlanta. let's head to new york, though, and eindra peterson. >> you nailed it, it is the threat of freezing rain that we're so concerned with. but more snow still expected to fall anywhere from over a foot of though still in through colorado, even through minnesota. we'll still be talking about, yes, that heavy snowfall, but let's take a look at the system and where it's expected to go forward from here. now, this is what we were talking about, that freezing rain threat. where you see the pink, that's a wintry mix. what we're concerned with is that wintry mix could be not just sleet, but freezing rain anywhere from southern pougs porti portions back through texas. this is thursday at 9:00 p.m. and notice how the wintry mix spreads all the way into the ohio valley. likely the far north you are, you're just dealing with sleet. but notice we're still dealing with the system even through the
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Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
in 100 cities across the country, from new york city to new orleans, to oakland, trying to pressure employers into paying a livable wage of $15 an hour. now they've got a powerful ally on their side, president obama. >> we know that we're going to have a greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector and we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. that's why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage. >> but the message being pushed by the president and protesters doesn't sit well with some corporate executives. this is a dire prediction for 15 bucks an hour from an executive at white castle. >> there are groups out there that are asking and pleading to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour and to more than double the federally mandated started wage wouldn't be bad for white castle, it would be catastrophic. 406 restaurants and what we know is that would result in closing more than 200 of those restaurants and the ones remaini
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Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
, it will just be a cold front that rolls by. by the time we get to new york city, it's essentially over. >> i'm expecting dennis quaid to come running out warning of the end of the world. >>> what is this awkward exchange he had with women in japan. and billy joel gets the celion dion treatment. [ male announcer ] at his current pace, bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> welcome back. chaos is paving the way for jihadist as they fight in syria. there is concerns that those with tied to al qaeda are seizing the opportunity to set up shop. they're worried these groups could be a threat to israel and europe. including some of the same people fighting syrian president bashar al assad. needless to say, it's a tall order to expect immediate action from the white hou
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Dec 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
. in denver and the cold air is coming down in oklahoma city. from 9 in denver for the high to 80 in dallas love field. this cold air is sinking out of canada all the way to the gulf coast. the problem is the gulf coast said it's still fall and it tries to send up moisture and humidity over the top of this cold air. we will get an ice storm throughout central part of the plains where it will be 30 degrees and raining. we say how are you going to do that? it will be 50 degrees aloft or 40 up in the sky. 5,000 feet. it's going to rain, but rain where it's 30. 31, 32 degrees. a little bit of snow in oklahoma city. this is not a snow maker. this is an ice machine for memphis and little rock and evansville. st. louis some snow, but the story is this ice sticking to everything. trees and power lines and millions of people will be without power. when it gets to new york into the east coast, it runs out of moisture. that's some good news. we won't put down the power lines. the central part of the country is in for it. this will get ugly fast. kids will be stuck at school if we don't watch. by tomor
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Dec 5, 2013 11:00am PST
's a search for the truth. we did so in this case. our city has two universities, major universities here. and we have dealt with athletes on prior occasions, and made decisions at some time to prosecutor them if the facts merited it. we have carefully examines all of the evidence in this case and have concluded that no charges will be filed against anyone in this case. >> there you have it. that is the headline. i want to talk about this with a number of people at the top of the show. we have cnn's legal analyst and former prosecutor sunny hostin, prosecuted many a rape case, and also former falcons player jamaal anderson, and cnn's martin savidge. big news for folks in tallahass tallahassee. martin, let me begin with you because this percolated. this was a drip, drip slowly. a lot of questions over why this happened and why it took -- we're two days shy of a year to finding out what his feat would be. >> december 7th, 2012, is when this young lady called authorities to report what she said was a rape. yet, why is it here it is now almost a year later when we get the results, which is on
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Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
the beginning of a 21st century labor movement. fast food workers protesting in 100 cities across the country this week. they're calling for a living wage, $15 an hour. they are not alone in their call for better pay. >> we know there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail salespeople who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. >> the president has called for raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour. he also supports a bill in congress to raise it to $10.10 but fast foods workers say $15 an hour the living wage they need. the question, a living wage, who pies? could raising the minimum wage ultimately hurt the very worker rs it's meant to help? it's all in the eye of the beholder. first, look through the low wage workers eyes for a moment. the minimum wage hasn't risen since 2009. it's $7.25 today. that's, you know, about $15,000 a year. if you look at the federal level. workers say simply not enough to live on. look at it now through the eyes of the fast food ceo. if wages go up they will have to pass on the increased cost to con
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Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
in hand and getting a better sense what may have caused a commuter trail to derail in new york city. four people were killed. right now, the white house is giving the new and improved obama care website some positive reviews. the obama administration says the healthcare.gov site is running smoothly for the vast majority of users. >>> and right now, president obama is getting ready for a speech marking world aids day. activists are calling for more money to combat hiv and aids. the president's remarks live this hour. >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer in washington. estart with a deadly commuter train crash in new york city. this morning had, crews started picking up derailed cars and putting some of them back on track. investigates are are poring over the wreckage to try to figure out how the train crashed. four people died, 67 others injured. one of the survivors spoke on cnn's "new day" this morning describing how she rode out the wreck. >> i wound up going kind of up one side and then just rode into where i was technically on the ceiling. and when it landed, i fell to the side where the windo
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Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
into oklahoma city, into idaho. look at these temperatures from 9 in denver today to 80 in dallas love field. the cold air is sinking out of canada and will go to the gulf coast and stop. the problem is the gulf coast says wait a minute, it's still fall, i want to be warm and sends up moisture, tries to send up humidity over the top of the cold air. so we'll get an ice storm through the central part of the plains where it's going to be 30 and raining. why not snow? it will be 50 degrees aloft or 50 degrees up in the sky. it's going to rain but it's going to rain where it's 30, 31, 2, a little snow in oklahoma city. i don't believe this is a snow maker. this is an ice machine for memphis, little rock, evansville, some snow, but the big story is this ice sticking to everything, trees, power lines, millions of people will be without power before this thing finally stops. now when it gets to new york and into the east coast it runs out of moisture. so that's some good news. we won't put down power lines but the central part of the country is in for it for the next few days. this will get ugly an
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Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
still in the fall. 80 in dallas today, 8 in denver. and that cold air is coming down into oklahoma city, look at these temperatures. from 9 in denver the high today to 80 in dallas love field. so this cold air is sinking out of canada, it's going to make its way all the way to the gulf coast. and basically stop. the problem is, the gulf coast says wait a minute it's still fall. i still want to be warm and tries to send up moisture, tries to send up humidity over the top of this cold air. so we're going to get an ice storm right through the central part of the plains where it's going to be 30 degrees and raining. how can it do that? why won't it be 30 and snow? because it's going to be 50 degrees aloft or even 40 degrees up up in the sky 5,000 feet so it's going to rain but where it's 30, 31, 32 degrees. a little bit of snow in oklahoma city. this isn't i don't believe a snowmaker. this is an ice machine for memphis, little rock, jonesboro, evansville. the ice will stick to everything. trees, power lines. millions of people will be without power before this thing finally stops. when it g
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Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
accumulations for oklahoma city, springfield, and places to the northeast, say ohio valley. these are all of the watches and warnings, winter weather advisories across the south. places in texas, also through arkansas, little rock, you're included in that. tomorrow ice and snow will continue. guys, as we get into early part of the weekend, that's when all of this is expected to move out. >> i've got to ask, why is this happening? what is this all about? what's behind this? do we know. >> a strong front you get this time of the year. we're getting ice and snow far to south and it is weird for places as far south as dallas, they normally don't get huge ice storms this time of year. they can get some ice but as far south in texas, it is uncommon. but these strong cold fronts can produce ice and snow that we're seeing in the south. >> don't let it get down here. did i say i hate ice? it's the worst. >> it's freaky. atlanta doesn't do well with ice. >> when driving on ice, you're a passenger in your own car. jennifer grey, appreciate that. >> coming up, they are standing as one across hundred
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
in libya's city of benghazi, he knew the dangers. tweeting this two months ago. libya islamists are threatening kidnappings. but smith wasn't afraid. the tweet continues, as if they can fit kidnapping into a two-hour workday that already includes a nap. losers. in this video made for his texas church as he leaves for libya with his wife 18 months ago, he explains why he can handle the dangers of libya. >> if there is any single person in the entire universe that you can take a chance on, it is god. >> reporter: back in texas, he was a daequanon at his church. posting his deep religious convictions on their website. my vision for the austin stone is that we strive for and treasure christ above all things. in a recent letter to friends of the church, he asked them to keep sending him money to help with his work. the suggestions from our team back in the states was to use that money to be generous with others and that's what we've been able to do. a spokesman at his church said he doesn't know if smith had been proselytizing. his killing, one of four reported in benghazi thursday,
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Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
: that was exactly the concern. the threat of freezing rain and people trying to commute into the city and also since there's a second wave this evening, they were worried they'd be trying to leave home in another round of those dangerous conditions on the road. the other concern were the cold temperatures, worried about volunteers being out here for prolonged periods of time. we keep talking about the temperatures, now cold air. many people without power. 5,000 people lost power yesterday. now it's down to about 500 in memphis. you talk about the temperatures dipping down and the threat that more people can lose power if we continue to see freezing rain tonightthat's what's on everybody's minds right now. >> absolutely. thank you so much. we appreciate you doing yeoman's work out there. a lot of questions also remain after an 85-year-old korean war veteran was mysteriously released after mysteriously being held in north korea for six weeks. merrill newman is now back safe at home. >> reporter: putting on military fatigues in a run-down office in seoul, former members talk about the korean war. now i
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Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
-two punch. >>> fast food workers taking to the picket line today. walkouts are expected in 100 cities across the nation. why? workers are demanding higher wages and more freedom to form unions. wednesday they got a big boost from president obama who said now is the time to raise the federal minimum wage. alison kosik is with striking workers in brooklyn. what's the situation, alison? >> reporter: this movement has gained moment since the first protest in new york city. a couple hundred showed up and walk off the job. today, thousands are expected to walk off the job demanding higher wages. it's a growing movement. workers banding together, fighting to raise minimum wage. today is billed to be one of the largest strikes in a series of walkouts with protests planned in nearly 100 cities across the country. this summer, thousands of fast food workers gathered in nearly 60 cities coast to coast. in new york and chicago, fired up protesters swarmed mcdonald's restaurants, trying to persuade their fellow workers to join them. >> living on 7.25, you cannot do it. >> reporter: many fast food workers
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Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
, causing the city to counsel this weekend's downtown holiday parade and annual marathon. the freakish weather causing the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights in and out of dallas-fort worth, airports and highways across the region are littered with accidents causing pipe jul pipe ups. in illinois cars slid on highways and onto the side of the road and medians. in some cases, the weather has been deadly. five deaths have been attributed to the storm and the sudden drastic change in weather in memphis caused some with no place to go, trying to find places to get out of the cold. >> this weather is getting to be awful. rainy, very rainy, very wet, chilly and there's no place for the homeless downtown memphis. it's unusual at this time of year. >> reporter: and this may not be over. a new storm hitting the region this weekend is expected to bring more winterly snow by wednesday. >> crazy to see dallas shut down. the storm is active and another behind it and as always, we have chad myers keeping an eye on things. what's the latest? i haven't seen dallas like that in awhile. >> you know
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Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
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Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
in crashes but has yet to go off. >>> current and retired city workers in detroit got the news they had been dreading today. a judge ruled that detroit now qualifies for bankruptcy protection. what that means is that people's pensions could be slashed. the judge calls the bankruptcy a chance for a fresh start. people who counted on the city to keep their promises on the pensions, they are calling today a betrayal and lawyers plan to appeal. poppy harlow joins me from new jersey on the phone with more on this. poppy, are the pension cuts a sure thing? >> reporter: most likely, yes. the question is not if, but i think how deep are the cuts going to be. you have to remember, this is the biggest municipal bankruptcy in the history of this country. the city of detroit is $18 billion in debt. they filed for bankruptcy in july. when i was there talking on that day they filed bankruptcy with the emergency manager of detroit, he told me they are going to have to be some cuts. he has to get rid of at least $9 billion in debt. how do you do that? well, you don't pay back all you owe to wall street inve
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Dec 8, 2013 6:00am PST
is going to be in cities. what's the healthiest and best way for them to grow so that they really become cauldrons of prosperity and cities of opportunity? what we have found is that if that family is moved into safe, clean affordable housing, places that have access to great school systems, access to jobs and multiple transportation modes then the neighborhood begins to thrive and then really really take off. the oxygen of community redevelopment is financing. and all this rebuilding that happened could not have happened without organizations like citi. citi has formed a partnership with our company so that we can take all the lessons from the revitalization of urban america to other cities. so we are now working in chicago and in washington, dc and newark. it's amazing how important safe, affordable housing is to the future of our society. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. live the regular life. phillips'. with 10 standard airbags and an epa-estimated 38 mpg hi
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Dec 7, 2013 6:30am PST
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Dec 4, 2013 2:00am PST
. >>> so, it is official, detroit will become the largest u.s. city ever to file for bankruptcy. a judge handing down this landmark decision to approve the filing tuesday. so it now clears the way for the motor city to slash an estimates 18 millions in debt. including reducing pensions for city workers. it's quite controversial. many of those workers protested that decision outside of the courthouse tuesday. >>> an impressive move by the legislature. they've approved an enormous plan to the state's shortfall. public unions opposed the bill and promise to take legal action. they argue that the legislation is unfair for retirees and workers who will see their benefits cut because of what they called government mismanagement. >> this battle has been going on for years. unfortunately, something has to happen. if not, it's another detroit. >> it was a mess. >> it is a mess. >>> recent outbreaks of meningitis at princeton and uk santa barbara are troubling individuals. this is the type of infection for which the united states does not have an approved vaccine. so in a rare move, federal offici
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Dec 4, 2013 10:00am PST
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Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
united to mourn the leader, in cities across the nation, people coming together to honor the man who has become a global symbol for justice and humanity, a touching tribute lights a marquee at the legendary apollo theater in harlem where nelson mandela visited to his first trip to the u.s. in 1990. >> he came to the state office building, drew about 200,000 people out here that day. and those struggles that we have here in the united states, he was very familiar with and they were going through the same in south africa. >> reporter: news of his death traveled swiftly around the world. prince william and kate middleton heard the news while attending the premiere of the film "mandela: long walk to freedom." >> we are reminded how extraordinary nelson mandela was. >> reporter: at the united nations, silence. and the remembrance of his enormous impact. >> no one did more in our time to advance the values and aspirations of the united nations. nelson mandela showed what is possible for our world and within each one of us, if we believe. >> reporter: and so far, the only official tribute right
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Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
grips the south, just as a new storm is preparing to shock the northeast. cities literally paralyzed with hundreds of thousands of folks out of power. >>> plus, jobs are up, unemployment is down and your 401(k) just got bigger. what friday's jobs report says about how the economic recovery is really doing. your "new day" starts now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm poppy harlow. >> i'm vithtctor blackwell. it's good to be here this morning. this is "new day saturday." a korean war veteran is safely on a flight to san francisco right now. north korea freed 85-year-old merril newman friday night after detaining him for more than a month. newman was in good spirits when he arrived at beijing's airport. listen. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home and i appreciate the tolerance that bprk tolerance has given me. >> how do you feel now? >> feel good. feel good. >> what are you going to do, first thing? >> i'll go home and see my wife. >> i know she's waiting for him. cnn's athena jones is covering the story in washington for us. athena, good morning to you, why was newman in north korea to
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Dec 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >> but even if he never makes it to the plaza, he still has friends like these city workers looking out for him. >> that's why i tell guy, don't judge no one. >> and then there is his infectious inner peace. all the money in silicon valley just can't buy. how do you manage to keep such a positive attitude? >> faith, friends. it works. try it. >> anderson cooper's special report fwins right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> their stories begin tragically. orthopedic surgeon mary neal was trapped under water for more than 15 minutes. anita moorjani was living her final moments with stage four lymphoma. and ben breedlove's heart stopped beating for minutes at a time. on the brink of death, mary, anita, and ben say they went to heaven and they came back. their stories raise questions about faith and fear. is heaven real? what does it feel like to die? tonight cnn's randi kaye talked with three people who say they have left this world for another. we leave it to them to tell their stories, their words, their answers to questions we all would like to ask. >> my name is mary neal.
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Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
. a city so diverse it makes you feel there's never enough time to enjoy it. a place where something is always happening and yet sometimes it feels like time has stopped completely. i don't know how to explain it, we just have to go back. mexico city, live it to believe it. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. and this park is the inside of your body. see the special psyllium fiber in metamucil actually gels to trap some carbs to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. metamucil. 3 amazing benefits in 1 super fiber. >>> so what has become of nelson mandela's legacy of the promise that africa seemed to hold in those heedy days of 1990s. kesz la was a political prisoner at robin island alongside nelson mandela, in later years he was the ceo of the nelson mandela foundation. he then became a distinguished foreign correspondent and author. peter binard is an associate professor of journalism. if i may start with you, you pointed out that mandela was always different, even in prison, you say everybody
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Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
city commuter train that left four passengers killed and dozens more injured. they say the metro north train was going 82 miles an hour! >> wow. >> into a sharp curve that had a 30 miles an hour speed limit. that, folks s a bad combination. but it is still too soon, they say, to determine who or what is to blame here. a lot of questions. cnn's renee marsh is following developments for us. >> reporter: john and zoraida, we know this morning how fast that commuter train was going but still don't know why. the report shows that the train was traveling at approximately 82 miles an hour as it went into a 30-mile-an-hour curve. that is too fast for an approach that had a speed limit of 70 and way too fast for the curve's 30 miles per hour limit. deepening the mystery, the ntsb says in two minutes, the train insplikly went 82 before jumping the track. mechanical problem or human error is too early to tell. rockefeller, 20-year veteran of the record, why was the train going so fast? we know investigators say he tried to brake but the train didn't stop according to a law enforcement official. t
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Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
take a listen what it felt like trying to drive into the city. >> we had an exciting ride down. took us nine hours, which is normally a four- to five-hour trip. window wipers icing up. lines down over the highway on 55. it was closed for a time. and winter everything from ice to snow. it was a -- it was a journey. >> reporter: so, just for that reason you can tell that right when people were trying to drive in or drive out is the second wave of the ice storm is expected tonight, would have been very dangerous and the exact reason they did have to cancel the marathon. on the other side of it are these freezing temperatures that we're talking about. with the windchill this morning it was in the single digits, as we start to cool off again tonight, we'll get another round of freezing rain that will be a concern. and many people without power, yesterday about 5,000, and today it's 500 people, but with another round overnight tonight there's a potential for even more people to lose power and many people saw half an inch of freezing rain in west memphis that's what they saw and north of us in
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
friday morning they psend me out to get the goods. but what they don't know is that i'm using my citi thankyou card at the coffee shop, so i get 2 times the points. and those points add up fast. so, sure, make me the grunt. 'cause i'll be using those points to help me get to a beach in miami. and allllllll the big shots will be stuck here at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points on dining out and entertainment, with no annual fee.to apply, go to citi.com/thankyoucards good and close. discover the new way to help keep teeth clean and breath fresh. new beneful healthy smile food and snacks. he'll love the crunch of the healthy smile kibbles. you'll love how they help clean. with soft, meaty centers, and teeth cleaning texture healthy smile snacks help keep a shine on his smile. it's dental that tastes so good. new beneful healthy smile food and snacks. >>> you can call it ice friday. take a look at the tower cam in dallas, texas, right now. testament to the freezing rain that's falling as we speak. the lens of that camera just frozen over, it's only 29
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Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
reporters. the truck that was stolen has been recovered. it has been found near a town north of mexico city. the container which had the cobalt 60 inside, the radioactive material, was not on the truck. however, the container was found about a half mile away. and a key point here, the container, according to mexican officials, did have cobalt 60 inside it. they recovered at least some of it. what they don't know is whether they recovered all of it. i think they're working on that to see if they have recovered all of the cobalt 60 inside that container. we're told by this gentleman of the national committee for nuclear security that radiation has been detected in the area. i'm not sure how high the intensity is but they are sending special teams in to examine the area. of course, test it out and maybe we'll get more information about the people who stole this as well. >> cobalt 60, this was used for cancer treatment in other medical procedures. very radioactive. potentially very dangerous. how serious potentially is this? >> this was potentially very serious. and remember, this truck was sto
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Dec 5, 2013 2:00am PST
order may not arrive so fast this morning. restaurant workers in 100 major u.s. cities are threatening to walk off the job demanding higher wages and demanding the right to unionize. 53 lawmakers have written letters to mcdonald's, devices. >> developing now secretary of state john kerry is in jerusalem with talks with benefitingin netanyahu. they are discussing the recent nuclear deal struck with iran. kerry then heads to ramallah with a meeting with mahmoud abbas. the secretary is trying to get to those peace talks kick-started between the israelis and the palestinians. we have a live report for you from jerusalem that is in our next half hour. >>> vice president biden trying to ease tensions between japan and incline. he is in beijing. biden telling chinese leader that america will not recognize the zone. both japan and china claim to have sovereignty over the disputed region. >>> the head of the operations says preparations are on track to start moving the deadly chemical agents but right now, a lack of security on the main road connecting damascus is causing a lot of concerns for
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Dec 6, 2013 1:00am PST
. the city is dealing with packed snow and ice on the roadways and highways and more snow in the forecast for tomorrow night. big question now is what can we expect today? >> we will ask that question to chad myers who is taking an early look at at this. >> i know it is warm where you are but it is not in the mi midwest. the arcic is on the ground and warm air is riding on top and that warm air is creating an ice storm. there are lots of people this morning waking up without power throughout the midwest from dallas through little rock and west of memphis up to paducah, ice on the ground and more to come. airports will be very slow today. even with the fog in the northeast and all that, yes, but even if your plane is not in the northeast and maybe coming through maybe one of these midwest airports that will being affect later on today. it's all gone for saturday. the only bad news there is another storm system that could affect the northeast especially d.c. and baltimore for sunday and into monday with more ice. we're in a very cold pattern when it tries to rain on top of cold air that is
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Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
. roads have turned into ice risks there. shutting down entire portions of the city. now that sleet is moving east. indra petersonss has more. >> a potentially catastrophic size storm blanketed the nation's as midsection over night. >> this is the sixth i'm i've had to stop. >> large scale power outtages forced oklahoma, and tennessee officials to declare a state of emergency. east arkansas frozen by unto an inch of ice and wet snow leaving many without power. an outage officials say could last up to a week. temperatures are expected to stay below freezing for many days. this icy mixture caused multiple rollovers in arkansas, including this seven-car pile-up in washington county. and in oklahoma, the driver of this truck lost control on an icy bridge and plummeted into a lake. >> it's real slick. if you got to stop, you slide and try to get up the hill and couldn't make it up the hill. the best thing to do is stay home today. >> reporter: in illinois, vehicles slide right off the highways as accumulation of sleet and ice reached as high as a quarter inch in many southern keep thes.
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Dec 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
of the united states and changed the weekend plans for millions of people from the rockies to new york city. it hit central virginia today at about noon. a thick layer of sleet and rain froze over when temperatures dipped into the 20s. also to date, near milwaukee, wisconsin, about four cars and semi trucks smashed into each other on southbound interstate 94. at least 50 people are reported hurt. a live look here at reagan national airport just outside washington, d.c. lots of planes are flying. nowhere. lots of people stuck in the terminal. we will go live there in just a minute. and new york city, yes, we waited for it all day and now it's snowing. the question is, how long and is it cold enough to stick? and has anyone mentioned that winter isn't here for 13 more days. and weather separated the football fanes from the real die hard fans today as mother natured threatened to ruin nfl game day. that brings us to the first of our five questions for the week ahead. will your monday morning commute be a nightmare? alexandra steele at the weather center in atlanta. alexandra, lots of snow, wil
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Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
of new england and moves out. timingwise in the cities. let me show you what we're going to expect. here's washington, d.c. we do have a winter storm watch there. in the morning tomorrow will be snow and sleet. change over to freezing rain and sleet tomorrow night. one to two inches of snow, maybe a quarter of an inch of ice. again, monday, temperatures will warm up. philadelphia, we'll watch in the afternoon. the snow and sleet come in. and then at nighttime we're going to see the rain come in. maybe one inch of snow and sleet combination. a new york city, it's really a sunday night affair starting off as snow, changing to sleet and then changing to rain. maybe an inch of snow and sleet. so, fred, we'll talk more about the timing of this but also interior area, fred, along that i-81 in virginia, roanoke, that will be the hardest area hit with ice. >> folks are going to have to be real careful. >>> all right, merrill newman, the 85-year-old american captured and locked up by north korean authorities earlier this fall is now back on u.s. soil accused of alleged crimes during his time figh
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Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
york city was traveling almost three times faster than it should have been but why? there's an urgent search for answers. we will talk to the person leading the investigation. >>> coerced confession. an elderly american veteran detained in north korea apologizing for alleged killings and crimes during the korean war. is this real or is it simply propaganda? >>> and underwater miracle. a man spends two days trapped in a sunken boat and lives to tell about it. how did he survive? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we are following breaking news in the investigation of that train derailment in new york that killed four people and injured dozens. the national transportation safety board has just revealed the metro north train was traveling at 82 miles an hour when it derailed, the speed limit for that stretch of track in that curve, 30 miles an hour. we have new video of the wreck just in from the ntsb. you can see the difficult operation under way at the crash site right now. crews are working to turn upright the train cars that flipped and remove them along with other
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Dec 8, 2013 5:00am PST
city and boston, it will be more of a wintry mix. they could still deal with sleet and snow though as we go through the overnight into monday morning. and then it basically turns into a rain event as we head through monday. more rain for the southeast even on monday as well. so what we're looking at for snow totals, up to five inches across portions of minneapolis and des moines, milwaukee and then lesser amounts, one to two inches, as we get around the d.c. area. we'll be watching this over the next couple of days. >> all right. jennifer grey, thank you. >>> people around the world are mourning the death of former south african president nelson mandela. the current president in south african is urging his country to celebrate mandela and everything he stood for. millions of people across the country are doing just that. ♪ these are the streets of johannesburg earlier. they gathered in places of worship, homes and places all over south africa to honor mandela. world leaders are preparing to do the same as well. president obama, a trio of former u.s. presidents will attend mandela
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Dec 8, 2013 8:00am PST
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Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
, it's no better. this was the scene in yonkers, outside new york city. police say 30 people were injured in a 24-plus car pile-up on the bronx river parkway late last night. one reminder, falling ice posing a huge threat. a sheet of melting ice fell to the ground in plano, texas, damaging at least eight parked cars. thankfully no people were on street at the time. cnn is covering all these developing weather stories for you. our meteorologist chad meyers will be joining us in a moment with the forecast. let's go to cnn's row sal flores first. she's watching the comings and goings out there on the new jersey turnpike. what's going on out there, rosa? >> wolf, up with of the things we're dealing with is low visibility. so all the drivers out there using their low beams, there is precipitation in certain areas so they're using the windshield wipers and it's in the 30s. they're also cranking up the heat. let me set the scene for you. you can see that visibility is low. the clouds are low. so drivers are being very careful out there. you're looking at the new jersey turnpike. traffic
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Dec 2, 2013 2:00am PST
on what caused that deadly train redetailment in new york city. the pictures are stunning. four people were killed and 67 others injured and 11 critical when this metro north train went careening off the tracks sunday morning. the ntsb is investigating and will no doubt be looking at speed and brake failure as two possible causes. this morning, metro north has started the process of upriding these train cars which you can see laying on their side right now. cnn's alexander field is live in the bronx in new york. what is the latest? >> reporter: they are trying to right side the train cars and starting in the back of the train where the locomotive was and lift up the other subsequent cars. overnight we learned the names of the victims killed in this trash. they are the following. we are hearing from the survivors, passengers on board that train and they are telling us about the terrifying moments of when the train stopped short of the harlem river. >> i thought i'm going to die. >> i hurt my arm. >> i heard hearing crunching and grinding and saw stars in front of my eyes and thought, my
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Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm PST
lived about an hour north of the city, he did freelance audio for television, and was heading into the city for work. i'm so sorry for your loss, nancy, how are you holding up? >> we are holding up, anderson, we have got a whole community holding us up. and we have got our jim, who is filling us up with love and holding us up. >> what do you want people to know about jim? >> we want people to know that jim was interested -- in what everybody was doing. he was pure goodness. and he lived that and showed that and gave that to his boys every single day. he gave that to his guys that he worked with. he gave that to his family and his beautiful nieces and nephews. he gave that to his beautiful daughter. i want people to know how good jim was. >> i -- i saw some of the tweets you were sending out. tell us about your dad. >> well, first off i just want to say that my dad was not a victim. i don't want him to be known as a victim. jim lovell was so much more than just a victim. he was a loving father, a great dad. best friend, uncle. great co-worker, just always had had a smile on his
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Dec 8, 2013 3:00am PST
this morning. okay. tory, is the city ready for this? >> reporter: so victor, and christy, they are used to winter weather. when we talk about a three letter word, ice, it's never a good situation. they are expecting a thick coating of ice. what does that mean? dangerous on roadways, power lines and trees, could mean power outages. they are taking preparations in the area. they have pretreated some of the major roadways. at the airport they decided to place crews on 24-hour shifts. they have all the equipment ready. the thing everybody is going to be watching. this is going to make a huge difference. the temperature here. probably reading closer to 35, 36 degrees. we are told in the next few hours or so it's going to drop below freezing. that means we could see more wintry mix, more sleet. i have to tell you, it's a far cry. it's colder out here. it's tough. >> we used to work at w cbs in palm beach. 40 was the top story. never that cold. >> the two of you are having that moment remembering the palm trees and sun. good luck with that. >> enjoy it is as much as you can. thank you so much.
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Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
't know is that i'm using my citi thankyou card at the coffee shop, so i get 2 times the points. and those points add up fast. so, sure, make me the grunt. 'cause i'll be using those points to help me get to a beach in miami. and allllllll the big shots will be stuck here at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points on dining out and entertainment, with no annual fee.to apply, go to citi.com/thankyoucards the day building a play set begins with a surprise twinge of back pain... and a choice. take up to 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy. ♪ if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the answer is... 3 million homes. by 2030, investments in energy efficiency could help americans save $300 billion each year. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. take the energy quiz. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who comp
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. there is the traffic now from city alert.com, my favorite website in denver. that's not moving fast. snow is coming down. i-70 west of denver, shut down. so many crashes out there. the interstate was done for awhile. they cleared that out. near the eisenhower tunnel things are getting better but i watched pictures on colorado dot and it's completely still snow covered. this is not a piece of cake. all commercial vehicles essentially through colorado have to have chains on the tires at this point. a foot of snow in duluth expected, minneapolis, as well. not quite a foot but close and at least two feet in the mountains to the west of denver. this is a good thing for the people in colorado. they love to go play in the snow. what you don't want to see is highs for tomorrow in the teens or the 30s and then all of a sudden 15, because what will break here, anderson, this isn't on the map. i'll draw it. there is going to be a system that lines up here thursday morning and friday and there's going to be a bunch of snow right through here, probably a foot or more and then somewhere along this line, i don't
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